In Memoriam: Leon J. “Stan” Lomax, 1923-2018


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Leon J. “Stan” Lomax, former head football coach and administrator at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, passed away on December 30, 2018. He was 95 years old. Lomax stepped down as head coach of FVSU’s football team in 1977 after a 29-year coaching career. Throughout his 14 years as head coach, he led FVSU to four Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) championships and was named SIAC “Coach of the Year” four times. In 1972, his team and the team from Fisk University were the first HBCU football teams to be featured in a regionally telecast gam...